UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier live results, updates and highlights from full card
The UFC lightweight title will be unified in Abu Dhabi on Saturday when champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the Octagon for the first time since his fourth-round submission of Conor McGregor to face interim titlist Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated showdown.
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Poirier earned the right to unify the titles when he put an end to Max Holloway’s 13 fight winning streak with a unanimous decision victory to claim the interim title back in April. The victory was Poirier’s fourth in a row as the surging 30-year-old looks to fulfill his prophecy of becoming unified champion against one of MMA’s finest.
Nurmagomedov makes his highly anticipated return to the Octagon after serving a nine-month suspension for his role in the melee that followed his submission of McGregor last October. The 30-year-old remains unbeaten in his career with a remarkable record of 27-0 (11-0 UFC) and having only lost a single round in his MMA career.
With the lightweight division fully loaded with talent, the winner can stake their claim as the best in the UFC.
It’s one of the most highly anticipated showdowns of 2019 and Sporting News will deliver the play by play from all the action overseas.
UFC 242 live results, updates
Stay locked in as Sporting News will have live coverage of UFC 242 which is highlighted by the return of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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– Khabib Nurmagomedov is considered by many the best fighter in the world. But is he as good as people think? Sporting News breaks it down.
– Twenty-seven have tried and twenty-seven have failed. But Dustin Poirier tells SN that feels he’s the one to crack the code.
– Nurmagomedov skipped the UFC 242 media day on Thursday to the chargrin of many. But to his displeasure, the UFC made him talk on Friday.
– Heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes is excited for his UFC 242 fight but he looks to be more thrilled to see Nurmagomedov return to the octagon.
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